Apple’s New iPhone Xs Lineup Includes the World’s First 7nm Smartphone Chips

By Nitish Singh / September 13, 2018

Apple has proven yet again why it is one of the biggest innovators in the tech industry. The new iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max, as well as iPhone XR, all come with the A12 Bionic CPU with processing power that can put every other mobile chipset to shame. The state-of-the-art processor features a jaw-dropping 6.96 billion transistors.

SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller revealed at today’s Apple Keynote: “What the team has done is truly, truly a breakthrough. The A12 bionic is the industry’s first 7nm chip.

The new chipset comes with a hexa-core CPU and a quad-core GPU. Two of the six CPU cores in the chipsets are designed to offer maximum performance while the other four are designed for power efficiency. The high-performance cores are 15% faster than the A11 chipset while drawing 40% less power. The efficiency cores draw 50% less power compared to the A11 and offer better performance. The GPU is said to be 50% faster.

But there’s more to the chipset than just that. Similar to last year’s Apple iPhone X, you get access to a Neural Engine which is designed to perform AR and machine learning tasks. The Neural Engine is capable of processing 5 trillion operations per second. In comparison, the A11 was capable of handling 600 billion operations a second. While in real-world performance, users might not be able to tell the difference using either chipset for normal usage the capabilities these mobile CPUs are truly impressive.

And finally, let's not forget that the Apple Watch Series 4 has received numerous internal upgrades as well.

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